BREAKING NEWS
OK LogoROYALS

King Charles Wanted Meghan Markle To Attend Coronation So They Could 'Heal' Broken Relationship: Source

charles meghan pp
Source: mega

Apr. 14 2023, Published 6:00 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email

A missed opportunity.

According to an insider, King Charles felt genuinely "sad" when it was revealed that while Prince Harry will attend his May coronation, Meghan Markle will be staying put in California with their two children.

Article continues below advertisement
king charles meghan markle coronation
Source: mega

"Charles was hoping the coronation would be a chance to better connect and maintain healing between them," the source spilled to an outlet, while another insider noted the monarch is still "thrilled" his youngest son will be there for the big day despite their ongoing tiffs.

On the other hand, an additional source claimed most of the royal family could care less about the Duke of Sussex's presence, and they have "no interest" in socializing with him while he's in town. However, it's believed Harry is still close with cousins Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

Article continues below advertisement
king charles meghan markle coronation
Source: mega
Article continues below advertisement

Prince William and Kate Middleton are thought to be particularly grateful that the Suits actress won't be there.

"I think there's bound to be some relief from William and Kate that Meghan won't be attending the coronation simply because less emphasis is going to be on them, who's looking where, who's lip reading, what's going on between them," royal expert Eloise Parker shared in a recent interview.

MORE ON:
Meghan Markle
Article continues below advertisement
king charles meghan markle coronation
Source: mega
Article continues below advertisement

"There's such a fever of interest in these relationships and the truth is we're never going to see a Real Housewives moment between these women," she explained. "Everything is going to be kept firmly under wraps and I think for Kate, the fact that Meghan isn't attending, helps her keep it that way."

The historic ceremony will go down on Saturday, May 6, and will see Charles officially ascend to the throne. His wife, Queen Consort Camilla, will also be there, and following the shindig, she'll simply be known as Queen Camilla.

Article continues below advertisement

Never miss a story — sign up for the OK! newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what OK! has to offer. It’s gossip too good to wait for!

Article continues below advertisement

The original title was bestowed upon Camilla by Queen Elizabeth II in early 2022, who wrote in a letter to the public, "In the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when the time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service."

Us Weekly reported on Charles' disappointment over Meghan's absence.

Advertisement

Want OK! each day? Sign up here!

Opt-out of personalized ads

© Copyright 2024 OK!™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. OK! is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.